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Steve’s Derbyshire Allotment

Steve’s Derbyshire Allotment

I can’t say I like anything at all about the dark drab dull winter months, I am very much a summer person and absolutely love the sunshine on my face… Read more »

Was Buying a House Called ‘Brambles’ an Omen? (Part Two)

Was Buying a House Called ‘Brambles’ an Omen? (Part Two)

Was Buying a House Called ‘Brambles’ an Omen? (Part Two) There is a famous quote by Thomas Fuller (English Churchman and historian) that goes “No garden is without its weeds”…. Read more »

Different uses for a hedge

Different uses for a hedge

Hedges – they’re not just for protection and privacy! Read Catharine Howard’s guest blog on the best uses for the humble hedge. Different uses for a hedge WHY does the… Read more »

Why I like to grow potatoes

Why I like to grow potatoes

Read guest blogger Richard Barrett’s advice on avoiding potato blight Why I like to grow potatoes The potato started life as food for the poor but has risen in value… Read more »

Oca

Oca

Guest blogger Phillippa Lambert writes about growing Oca – a versatile and tasty vegetable. Oca A new vegetable crop for me this year is Oca (Oxalis tuberosa), along with Yacon,… Read more »

A Beginners Guide to Growing a Veg Garden

A Beginners Guide to Growing a Veg Garden

A Beginners Guide to Growing a Veg Garden Why grow veg? For me it’s ultimately about cooking, with the added incentive of being in nature in a way that I… Read more »

Winter Wildlife Garden

Winter Wildlife Garden

Guest blogger Michelle Storm writes a regular blog on increasing wild flower meadows in UK gardens and public spaces. A winter wildlife garden In mid November a carpet of leaves… Read more »

Richard Mulcahy

Richard Mulcahy

Guest blogger Richard Mulcahy has a shady plot in Co. Antrim and writes here about his allotment and growing early rhubarb. Shady plots In the winter months, I get a… Read more »

Snowdrops

Snowdrops

What is it about snowdrops? I’ve always been in love with snowdrops. For as long as I can remember. It might have something to do with the fact that they… Read more »

Favourite garden memory of 2012

Favourite garden memory of 2012

With excitement and well drawn plans of the new year, I began 2012 with aspirations of extending my vegetable growing knowledge and growing some good crops at home in my… Read more »